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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38, No. 6 April 10, 1975



On 18 September 1974 a letter appeared in Salient under the heading "Razak and the Death of Democracy".

That letter, received by Salient as one of many letters on the Malaysian issue, contained a specific refernce to Mr David Cheung. One part of the letter stated that Mr David Cheung had taken part in a demonstration outside the Malaysian Embassy. Mr Cheung was physically present near the demonstration, but the Association has recently learned that it was not his intention to support the demonstration either by his presence or otherwise. The Victoria University of Wellington Students Association understands the embarrassment that such a suggestion causes to any Malaysian student, and is happy to print this explanation.

Further the letter suggested that Mr Cheung might be employed as a spy or informer by the Malaysian government and that a reward for such work might be political honours or other advantages.

This may have been the view of the writer of the letter, but the Association certainly does not agree with this, and has since late September 1974 been endeavouring to find a means of making this clear which was acceptable to Mr David Cheung. While agreement with him has not been reached, the Association now [unclear: wishes] on its own account to make it quite plain that these allegations are not believed or supported by the Association.